The past two weekends we had all kinds of fun! To sum up my bad blogger self, I took lots of pictures, then lost the camera. We finally found the camera a week later and went to upload the pictures onto the computer only to find out that our hard drive is full! I can not believe it. So unfortunately I will not have any pictures or videos to share until we figure out how to free up some memory on the computer...
I will let you in on all that has been happening here in VA and once we add the pictures and video you can see it too. The weekend before last our Saturday was packed full. It was one of the few really nice days in a while so Jim and I spent the whole morning cleaning up our backyard of doggy droppings, fun I know, but we were really glad we did it because it looked so much nicer and the very next day it poured rain so we would have had to wait a long long time to clean it up after that. That afternoon we went to our neighbor Anna's 6th birthday party at a local indoor pool. David had a fantastic time swimming with his friends. It was great to do a summer activity in the winter time. We took lots of pictures of that. That evening we drove to Washington DC to meet up with one of Jim's friend's from college, Joe for dinner. It was Restaurant Week in DC so we were able to get a 4 course meal at a set price. We tried out this cute little Italian restaurant in Old Towne Alexandria (I love that area). It was a fun time with good food and friends. David was exceptional that evening and received many complements from the adults sitting at tables around us. He enjoyed riding on the Metro too-always fun on a train for David.
Sunday we visited a new church for the 2nd time and after hearing a fantastic sermon on Leadership Jim came out and said, "this is it" We are so excited that God has redirected where He wants us to be and all that He'll be doing over the next few months at our new church. Sunday evening we had our 1st Game Night with a few of our friends. There were 8 little ones here, the oldest was 6 and the youngest was 1, so there was A LOT going on here. We all had a great time playing board games, eating snacks, and getting to know each other more. We really love living on base and all the friends we are making is really making our time here in VA extra sweet. We LOVE you Mason Drive :)
Monday Jim had off and it was a day for us to catch up on all that we'd be starting the next week.
This past Thursday we had our sign ups for WOC (Women of the Chapel) Bible study. We had a good turn out and I am super excited about the study that I am blessed to be facilitating. I look forward to all that God will do through us and in us during this class. This coming Thursday will be our Meet & Greet and then the next week will be our official first day. Since David turned 3 he now will be going to the Youth Center while we have our class. I had never been there and I had had some paperwork to drop off so I thought it was a great time to check the place out and ask some questions. The people there were great David felt comfortable right away and I think he is really excited about all the activities they have planned for the kids. I am grateful!
This weekend we went up to the Dulles Expo Center to see the Train Show. That place was PACKED! We drove up with our friends the Toolans and their son Shane and David had an wonderful time looking at the gigantic model train displays, shopping for more train accessories, and of course riding on Annie & Clarabelle with Thomas the Tank pulling them along!! That evening as if we hadn't had enough fun, we headed to our neighbors' the Ross's for some more food and games. There were even more kids this get together and poor Ella was the only girl among 10 little boys all under the age of 5! A great time was had by all of us.
PHEW are you tired yet?
Yesterday was our 3rd visit to our new church and our 2nd to our new Sunday School class. We dearly love our previous Sunday School class and we miss them very much, but we know that this is the place that God wants us to be. We are going through a series about leadership and the sermon brought us to our knees again when our pastor challenged the men to be leaders in our homes and for us as wives to follow in our roles. We KNOW that this in where we need to be and we couldn't be more full. We also had extra blessings yesterday when a coworker of Jim's & his fiance visited as well as some other friends of ours. Putting it plainly, everyone is coming back! To God be the glory for all the work His in doing in ALL of us.
It has been an amazing last few weeks and we are grateful to God for it all. I am sorry that I don't have any pictures to share with everyone, but we will fix that soon and get back on track again soon!
Love to all our family and friends!